Oct. 27, 2011
|Sooners at Jayhawks||Game 19 at Kansas||Friday, Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. CT|
|Location||Lawrence, Kan. | Jayhawk Soccer Complex|
|Internet||Live Stats | Free Audio Webcast|
|Additional Info||Media Guide | Weekly Releases | Blog | Twitter|
NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma (6-12 overall, 1-6 Big 12) concludes the regular season on Friday, Oct. 28 at Kansas (11-7, 3-4) with postseason hopes on the line. The Sooners are in search of their first Big 12 road win and will advance to the conference tournament for the second straight year if it defeats the Jayhawks on Friday at 3 p.m. in Lawrence.
Kansas is 5-3 in its last eight games and three of its seven losses on the season have come against ranked foes. The Jayhawks split a pair of Big 12 games on the road last week with a 3-2 loss at Missouri on Friday and a 6-1 win at Iowa State on Sunday.
Freshman forward Ingrid Vidal leads the KU offense with 11 goals and 27 points (five assists) while redshirt freshman goalkeeper Kaitlyn Stroud has played in 12 of the 16 games in the Jayhawk goal with an 8-3 record and a 1.62 goals-against average.
The Jayhawks return seven starters from last season’s 6-13-0 team that finished last in the Big 12 standings at 1-9-0.
The Sooners trail the all-time series with the Jayhawks, 9-5-1, but are unbeaten in three of the last four meetings, including the last two games in Lawrence. OU won 3-1 at the Jayhawk Soccer Complex in 2010 and also posted a 2-1 victory at KU in 2007. The Sooners are 3-5 all-time in Lawrence and 1-1-1 against the Jayhawks under current head coach Nicole Nelson. Eight of the 16 meetings in the series have been decided by one goal or less with Kansas owning a 5-2-1 advantage in those games.
On the Web
Fans can follow live stats for Friday’s game with a link via the schedule page on SoonerSports.com. A live audio webcast is also available for free on Friday on KUathletics.com.
Player to Watch - #4 Caitlin Mooney | Jr. | F | Edmond, Okla. (Maryland)
The Sooners will look to their statistical-offensive leader on Friday in hopes of advancing to the Big 12 Championship. Mooney is tied for the team lead in goals (5) with Amy Petrikin and ranks first with five assists and 15 points. In under two seasons at OU, Mooney already ranks in the top 12 in program history in goals (12), assists (8) and points (32).
2011 Stats: 18 games played, 18 starts, five goals, five assists, 29 shots (17 on goal)
The top eight teams in the standings advance to the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio, Texas on Nov. 2-6. With one game remaining in the regular season, OU is tied for eighth place with Iowa State in the Big 12 standings. The Sooners beat the Cyclones 2-1 on Oct. 14 and if will advance to the postseason via the head-to-head tiebreaker if a tie in the standings remains after Friday’s action. The Cyclones lost 6-1 to Kansas on Sunday and host Missouri in their regular season finale. A Sooner win on Friday at Kansas would clinch OU’s second straight appearance in the Big 12 Championship, a first since the 2005 and 2006 campaigns.
OU-KU Series (KU leads 9-5-1)
Oct. 10, 2010, @ Lawrence, Kan. - OU 3, KU 1
Oct. 16, 2009, @ Norman, Okla. - KU 2, OU 1
Oct. 12, 2008, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 1, KU 1 (2OT)
Oct. 14, 2007, @ Lawrence, Kan. - OU 2, KU 1
Sept. 24, 2006, @ Norman, Okla. - KU 1, OU 0
Oct. 9, 2005, @ Lawrence, Kan. - KU 3, OU 0
Oct. 17, 2004, @ Norman, Okla. - KU 3, OU 0
Nov. 6, 2003, @ San Antonio, Texas - KU 1, OU 0
Oct. 24, 2003, @ Lawrence, Kan. - KU 3, OU 1
Oct. 13, 2002, @ Lawrence, Kan. - OU 2, KU 1
Sept. 28, 2001, @ Lawrence, Kan. - KU 2, OU 0
Sept. 22, 2000, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 4, KU 0
Oct. 10, 1999, @ Lawrence, Kan. - KU 2, OU 1
Oct. 11, 1998, @ Norman, Okla. - OU 3, KU 0
Oct. 17, 1997, @ Lawrence, Kan. - KU 1, OU 0 (2OT)
Last Time Out
The Sooners dropped a pair of road games in Big 12 play over the weekend. OU lost 3-0 on Friday at Texas A&M and despite taking a 1-0 lead on Sunday at Baylor, the Sooners lost 3-1 to the Bears. Amy Petrikin scored OU’s lone goal on Sunday.
Big 12 Championship Tickets on Sale
Tickets for the 2011 Big 12 Conference Soccer Championship are now available through San Antonio Sports. The Championship will take place Nov. 2, 4 and 6 at Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. To purchase tickets visit www.sanantoniosports.org or call 210-820-2100. Day passes cost $7, three-day tournament passes are $12 and 20-ticket team packages are available for $99.
Hampton and Mooney Making Their Marks
An updated look at the OU record books and one will find juniors Dria Hampton and Caitlin Mooney popping up on the offensive side of things. While Hampton is in her third season at OU, Mooney is in her second season after transferring from Maryland where she scored four goals and had one assist. Both rank in the top 12 or better in Sooner history in career points, goals, and assists. The duo also rank in the top 10 in game-winning goals with Mooney tied for sixth with four and Hampton tied for ninth with three.
A breakdown of the points, goals and assists is below:
|1||83-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||75-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||67-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||54-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|5||53-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|6||45-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|7||41-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|8||37-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|37-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|10||34-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|11||33-Kady Kelly (2003-06)|
|12||32-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|1||38-Whitney Palmer (2007-10)|
|2||34-Logan Womack (2000-03)|
|3||26-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|4||22-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|5||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|6||14-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|14-Heather Morrison (1997-99)|
|14-Becky Nelson (2002-06)|
|9||13-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|10||12-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|12-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|
|1||18-Lauren MacIver (2002-05)|
|2||16-Jonette Coquat (1998-01)|
|3||15-Krissy Dawson (1998-02)|
|4||15-Shannon Wing (1999-02)|
|5||13-Shana All (2004-07)|
|13-Dria Hampton (2009-11)|
|7||11-Lauren Harris (2004-07)|
|11-Kady Kelly (2003-06)|
|9||9-Savannah Scott (2003-06)|
|10||8-Jennifer Enos (1999-02)|
|8-Caitlin Mooney (2010-11)|